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[Gofriends] broken dbxref

Alexander Diehl adiehl at
Mon Jun 15 08:07:02 PDT 2009


I don't think GO uses any automatic mechanisms to check on reference links.

It's obviously better to use more stable references such as PMIDs for 
reviews or ISBN numbers for textbooks than webpages.  Even Wikipedia 
entries change.

-- Alex

Erick Antezana wrote:
> Hi,
> the last dbxref of the term entry below 
> ( is broken:
> [Term]
> id: GO:0034301
> name: endospore formation
> namespace: biological_process
> def: "The process by which a cell gives rise to an endospore, a 
> dormant, highly resistant spore with a thick wall that forms within 
> the mother cell. Endospores are produced by some low G+C Gram-positive 
> bacteria in response to harsh conditions." [GOC:ds, GOC:mah, 
> is_a: GO:0043936 ! asexual sporulation resulting in formation of a 
> cellular spore
> Is there any automatic mechanism used (by the GO team) to check such 
> situations?
> cheers,
> Erick
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Mouse Genome Informatics
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